Mayor of London reacts to incident involving fans at Asake concert
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has reacted to the concert staged by singer Asake where fans were crushed.
According to Khan, eight people have been hospitalised while four are in critical condition following the incident.
In a post, Khan expressed sadness at the incident and promised to ensure that answers were provided to their loved ones.
The Mayor said, “My thoughts are with all those affected by the awful incident at Brixton Academy.
“Eight people were taken to hospital, with four in critical condition.
“An urgent investigation is underway and I remain in close contact with the Met Commissioner since last night.
“I’m heartbroken that this could happen to young Londoners enjoying a night out in our city and urge anyone with any information to contact the police on 101.
“I won’t rest until we have the answers their loved ones and the local community need and deserve.”
Asake reacts, sympathises with victims
Asake himself has expressed sadness at the incident while wishing speedy recovery for the victims.
His statement read, “My heart is with those who were injured last night and caused any form of discomfort. I pray you get well soonest. I am also in the process of reaching out to individuals. I still do not have the full brief from the venue management themselves as to what led to the disruption at the entrance of The Brixton Academy, but we are thankful that all was peaceful at the end.
“For my people who enjoyed the beginning of my performance, I am sorry that it was cut short. Thank you for your unbelievable love London. I love you too much! I’m looking forward to seeing you again in a bit!”
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